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Bobi Wine cleared to seek treatment in United States of America

By Standard Reporter | Published Sat, September 1st 2018 at 11:21, Updated September 1st 2018 at 11:26 GMT +3
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Bobi Wine cleared to travel. [photo, courtesy]

Popular Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has been cleared by police to travel to the US for further treatment.

Government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo said Bobi Wine was initially blocked by police from flying out of the country on allegations that he was trying to flee Uganda.

On Friday, Bobi was cleared to travel following a closed door meeting held with members of the Uganda Medical Board.

The meeting was attended by the executive director Mulago Hospital Dr Byarugaba Baterana, Bobi Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi.

A source in police who preferred anonymity said Bobi was cleared for travel following the board's recommendation.

"He is now free to travel. Police have no problem with him," the source said.

The clearance comes after claims the MP was severely beaten while in military custody, allegations denied by the army.

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Bobi Wine and other opposition politicians were charged with treason last week over the alleged stoning of President Yoweri Museveni's convoy.

Bobi Wine had earlier been granted bail but was told he could not leave Uganda.

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